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Central Ave Bakery & Deli: 237 central Avenue (406)- 863-8788

This summer I stumbled into a fantastic bakery which I quickly fell in love with.  Central Ave Bakery & Deli is close to my home.  I can walk to their front door in about 3 minutes or bike over in about a minute! Central Ave Bakery & Deli is fun, up beat, and cheery.  The frosting on the cake is they have friendly, helpful, and extremely pleasant employees.  In simple terms, the owner knows her stuff and has created a welcoming bakery and deli in downtown Whitefish.  I love how busy they are and the constant hum of chit chat and customers coming and going.   They have some of the best bagels this side of New York!  If you are in Whitefish and looking for a nice cup of coffee, a sweet treat, a great lunch salad, sandwich, or  take home pre-made pies and dishes to bake at your home this is the place!  I am sure you will be as pleased as I am to add Central Ave Bakery & Deli to your list of favorite bakeries and rest stops!


My Bláithín sweater is true to form creeping along ever so slowly.  I did make yet another change and learned and used German Short rows which worked out great and got rid of several gaping openings form the turn and wrap method I deplore!

I am presently working on the cast-off edge of the lower body.  I am stuck in a thinking stage as I can not figure out why one would cast-off 232 sts. and then pick up 232 for icord.  I am going to re-read the pattern and then most likely do an icord bind off instead.  Once that is done I will be steeking the front which means cutting the front of the sweater open.  Steeking is a method I actually really like and use often.  I was hoping to have this sweater done and off the needles before the reverse migration starts.  I am doubtful this will happen! 

Song of The Summer King

Recently, I met Jess E. Owen the author of Song of The Summer King.  Jess not only wrote Song of The Summer King but set up her own publishing company and  self-published her book!  No small feat in today's publishing world.  I had to read her book.  I really enjoyed Shard and the rest of the gryfon characters.

This book is part of The Song of The Summer King Chronicles.  It is a young adult fiction and of course fantasy.  I read it with the sole purpose of being able to recommend it to older elementary students and to the Alaska Battle of the Books committee.  I fell for the main character and can hardly keep myself from starting the second in the series.

I am not a huge fantasy fan but I  really enjoyed the strong characters in her book.   I am also not a fan of the darker side of young adult fiction out there today.  This book is full of adventure, problems and challenges one faces growing up.  It is positive and not full of the darker side of life.  I would certainly recommen…

Summer Time


Time Flies . . .

Once again time races by like a bolt of lighting. We have been far too busy!  Two family reunions. One of which we were completely responsible for . . . WORK lots of WORK!  House guests . . . and what have I learned?  I have learned, I am very selfish when it comes to my time and if I don't stay in my routine-----I am not a nice person.  Enough said!